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‘Didn’t Floyd jolt and stun Manny?


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VARIOUS self-styled experts stormed social media with their readings into the psyche of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. following their gripping sidecourt encounter in Miami recently.

What would stand out was the one-sidedness of the unscheduled meeting between the two boxing superstars.

“Manny should just junk Mayweather, he’s useless, good-for-nothing,” tweets one U.S.-based fan, apparently with Filipino blood.

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“Mayweather is duping everybody else here, not only Manny,” cries another critic who signs RV Filipinas.

Great, but Mayweather also appeared to be enjoying the upperhand, based on photos of that confrontation.
In fact, the allegedly venerable Hall-of-Fame promoter Bob Arum had started to decry the “terrible lack of urgency” in Mayweather, last pictured lazing in the Carribean.

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It would seem that they’ve not seen and heard enough of Mayweather, a magically elusive fighter who had stooped low and allowed himself to be slurred (“a rich coward”) in order to have things his way.

This one could be a bit exaggerated, but didn’t Mayweather dig into his bag of mind tricks to push Pacquiao on the ropes in their first personal encounter last week?

Widely believed to be frantically running away, Mayweather instead tested Pacquiao’s vulnerability by directing the Filipino boxing hero right off to stop “spouting lies.”
Based on photos of that sidecourt meeting—with Mayweather fuming—Pacquiao had been visibly stunned.

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One international referee said Mayweather’s intimidating stance was equal to a jumping start in the opening round of a match by the famous unbeaten world champ, who was supposed to be avoiding Pacquiao.

Why was Mr. Referee saying this?

“Because Manny remained silent days after his first-time confrontation with Mayweather, “said the nosy boxing official.
Wasn’t it also a case of Pacquiao being jolted by Mayweather’s simmering superiority (complex)?

He can’t tell, explained our referee friend, although he suggested “Pacquiao appears to have been put under a spell by one Class A manipulator, a vodoo prince,” if you please.


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